Profiles of Michilimackinac and Fort St. Joseph Families - In addition to the métis families, the profiles on this page will include all of the families who lived at Fort St. Joseph through the end of the fort registers in 1773 and all of the Michilimackinac families through 1799. The recent emphasis by authors on Native Women means that the French-Canadian women and their families are often ignored, thereby creating a false impression of the families who lived at Fort St. Joseph and Michilimackinac, as well as the forts themselves. As you read these profiles, you will see how extensively these women travelled throughout the Great Lakes and to and from the St. Lawrence settlements. These women are just as worthy of our admiration as we admire the voyageurs and traders.
Magnan to Mouet de Langlade – the Ménard Family has been completed
The Cadotte Family - John P. DuLong, Ph.D.'s articles:
Charlotte Cadotte: The Vivacious Wife of the Fur Trader Séraphin Lacombe - This article was originally published in July 2015
Jean Baptiste Cadotte's Second Family: Genealogical Summary - Part I - This article was originally published in October 2015
The 28 April 1752 marriage contract between Louis Chevallier and Marie Madeleine Réaume, widow of Augustin Larchevesque, translated by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville. Suzanne used this document as a handout for her presentation at the 2010 Center for French-Colonial Studies conference in Niles, Michigan.
“But I read it…” Who Is the Father of the Charlotte Leduc dite Souligny Baptized at Michilimackinac in 1758 and Married at L’Assomption (Windsor) in 1771 to Joseph Mainville / Miville dit Deschênes / Duchêne?, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
Link to Chartier's Map at Library and Archive's Canada: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayEcopies&lang=eng&rec_nbr=4140489&title=%255bMichillimakinac:%2520Plan%2520du%2520fort%255d.%252043.%2520%255barchitectural%2520drawing%255d.&ecopy=n0012806k
See The War of 1812 - a Timeline, by Diane Wolford Sheppard on our Military Page.
See Loraine DiCerbo's series of articles about the Deshêtres' Family on our Individuals or Families Page.
Fort St. Joseph:
Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project: http://www.wmich.edu/fortstjoseph/; Booklet Series: http://www.wmich.edu/fortstjoseph/about/booklet-series.html; Blog: http://fortstjosepharchaeology.blogspot.com/.
Fort St. Joseph Museum: http://www.ci.niles.mi.us/community/fortstjosephmuseum/overviewfortstjosephmuseum.htm
Support the Fort: http://www.supportthefort.org/
Colonial Michilimackinac: http://www.mackinacparks.com/parks-and-attractions/colonial-michilimackinac/
Fort de Buade Museum, St. Ignace: http://www.fortdebuade.com/Default.aspx
Historic St. Ignace Walking Tour: http://www.fortdebuade.com/WalkTour.pdf
Michilimackinac Historical Society, St. Ignace: http://michilimackinachistoricalsociety.com/
Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St. Ignace: http://museumofojibwaculture.net/index.html
Monroe County Historical Museum: http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/museum/index.php
Monroe Public Library: http://monroe.lib.mi.us/
River Raisin Battlefield “Remember the Raisin”: http://www.riverraisinbattlefield.org/
River Raisin National Battlefield Park (National Park Service): http://www.nps.gov/rira/index.htm
See the Military Page for transcriptions of the 1812/1813 militia rolls from Michigan and Essex and Kent County, Ontario: http://habitantheritage.org/french-canadian_resources/military
Loraine DiCerbo's photo of the reconstruction of the Chevalier House at Michilimackinac
Loraine DiCerbo's photo of the reconstruction of a British trader's house at Michilimackinac
Michel Chartier de Lotbinière’s 1749 Map of Michilimackinac – see the instructions in the left column for downloading this map on your computer
Navarre-Anderson Trading Post - Courtesy of Monroe County: http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/government/departments_offices/museum/individual_historical_sites.html
The building on the left was built by Ultreau Navarre in 1789. It is the most complete example of French-Canadian "piece-sur-piece"
construction in the Old Northwest. It has been restored to 1797.
Judy Cartier's 9 May 2015 Photo of the 1790's French-Canadian barn, a Jesuit Pear Tree, and a bake oven at the Navarre Anderson Trading Post in Monroe
April 8 2017 FCHSM Meeting:
Diane Wolford Sheppard's Profiles of the earliest Frenchtown / River Raisin Families:
June 1801 Confirmations at St. Antoine - This article was originally published in Michigan's Habitant Heritage in July 2010.
Loraine DiCerbo's photo of the Claude Allouez, S.J, Gravesite near Niles, Michigan
Loraine DiCerbo's photo of the excavation site at Fort St. Joseph